In 2010, I partnered with New York City-based startup School of Cards. As Lead Instructor and Program Coordinator, my role was entirely client-facing. School of Cards offered a wide range of services, including private poker coaching, corporate training seminars and parties. Managing a client portfolio of high net-worth individuals and Fortune 500 companies alike, I was responsible for building lasting relationships through exceptional customized service. With a minimal marketing budget, the success of School of Cards was dependent on repeat business and word of mouth buzz. Durring my tenure, School of Cards’ client portfolio grew more than 400%, with the largest growth occurring in private events for large firms.

As an instructor and coach, I taught all levels of poker strategy. Working with groups of 8 to 12 participants, I taught an Introduction to Poker class that was the cornerstone of School of Card’s business model and development strategy. Working with novice players and poker professionals, I also taught intermediate and advanced poker strategies, including statistical analysis, game theory and reading non-verbal cues.